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Bird Group Helps Secure Northern Flank of Wildlife-Rich Area in Dominican Republic

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Bicknells-Thrush__Larry-Master-masterimagesdotorgTN.jpgAmerican Bird Conservancy, a leading U.S. bird conservation group, in collaboration with the Sociedad Ornitologica de la Hispaniola report that by working with the Ministry of the Environment of the Dominican Republic, they have significantly improved protections for the northern flank of wildlife-rich Sierra de Bahoruco National Park and the Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve in western Dominican Republic. Home to over 30 endemic bird species and habitat for dozens of migrating bird species, the largely forested area has been a favorite target for illegal tree cutting, squatting, charcoal production, and agricultural expansion."


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